Most types of glaucoma can be controlled but not cured. The damage caused by glaucoma cannot be reversed, therefore the goal of treatment is to control eye pressure and stop further damage. The most common treatment for glaucoma is medicated eye drops that lower fluid pressure in the eye, preventing any more damage to the optic nerve and further vision loss.
Depending on the severity and responsiveness of your condition, your OCB eye doctor may recommend laser or incisional surgical procedures that will improve drainage of fluid out of the eye, and lower pressure.
If you have glaucoma, preserving your vision requires strong teamwork between you and your OCB eye doctor. Your doctor can prescribe treatment, but it's important to follow your treatment plan closely. Taking your medications as prescribed is the only way to keep your eye pressure controlled. It is also important to follow through with regular exams as recommended. That way your OCB eye doctor will know whether the fluid pressure in your eye is at a safe range.
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